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The Call

Vol. E18, Number 7

updated: March 26, 2018

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March 26, 2018

How to love your neighbors? Pay for their laundry

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 28, 2018) -- One by one they walked in, and with one exception, their response was the same. “Laundry is free ...

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How to love your neighbors? Pay for their laundry

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 28, 2018) -- One by one they walked in, and with one exception, their response was the same. “Laundry is free today,” we told them. “Seriously?” they responded with a smile. For the last several weeks at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, we’ve been wrestling with the question Jesus invites us to consider in light of the Parable of the Good Samaritan: Just what does it mean to be a neighbor who our neighbors might call good? There is no other way to describe Wash Me Coin Laundry, which is located at 6316 Chapman Highway in South ... Read more

Appalachian Trail ministry expands with first 'circuit hiker'

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (March 28, 2018) -- Meet Mary Palmer, the newest chaplain serving Holston Conference’s Appalachian Trail ministry. Palmer will have a different role than past chaplains, however. For ... Read more

March obituaries

In memoriam: > Rev. Thomas Harris Sr., age 85, March 19, Maryville, Tenn. See obituary. > Rev. James Benson, age 91, March 24, Maryville, Tenn. See obituary. Read more

MLK 50: Churches asked to ring bells on April 4

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A group of United Methodists in Knoxville, based at Church Street United Methodist Church, are planning two events in early April to promote race relations and commemorate ... Read more

See our March 28 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the March 28, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Love your neighbor? Pay for her laundry> AT ministry expands with ... Read more

Easter outreach: Church hosts 550 for helicopter candy drop

ATHENS, Tenn. (April 5, 2018) -- Easter egg hunts are fine for some churches, but Trinity United Methodist Church had a different idea for reaching out to the community at ... Read more

See our April 6 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the April 6, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Trinity Athens UMC hosts helicopter candy drop> Churches give generously to ... Read more

Churches give generously to hurricane response in 2017

Donations to other benevolence funds show decreases ALCOA, Tenn. (April 6, 2018) -- Earlier this year, the National Hurricane Center reported that three of the top five costliest hurricanes in ... Read more